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'Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes' Announced

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games today announced that acclaimed Author and Game Designer Mark H. Walker has signed on to release Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes under the Matrix Games label. Band of Heroes is the next title in the well-received Lock 'n Load series of squad level board games and will mark the highly anticipated debut of the World War II period in the Lock 'n Load system.

Ubisoft Opens New Quebec Development Studio

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced the creation of a new videogame development studio that will employ 200 designers, animators and programmers in Quebec City. This announcement is part of the recently announced project to create 1000 new jobs by 2010 in Quebec, thereby bringing its total number of employees to 2000 in the province.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers. Read more new screens.

'Project: Snowblind' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay. Eidos has released a demo for Crystal Dynamics' latest shooter featuring an intro sequence and the Opera House level. Read more for download links ...

'Ghost Recon 2' For PC Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a surprise anymore, but now it is official. Ubisoft has decided to cancel the PC version of their recent console release of Ghost Recon 2. Disappointing product, lower than expected sales, and also the Winter 2005 release date of Ghost Recon 3 have all contributed to this unfortunate decision. We contacted a Ubisoft representative who, sadly enough, confirmed this. Read more for the official statement...

'Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity' (PS2) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

North American publisher Atlus releases new screens for its upcoming PS2 exclusive strategy role-playing game from Japan, Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity.

'Restricted Area' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovative technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Whiptail has released a demo allowing you to play 1 level as one of the four characters, Johnson. You start in the city where you can buy weapons, find out information, get implants and more... Read more for download links ...

'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the Fall 2005 release of Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2. Naughty Dog, Inc. continues to evolve the multi-million unit selling Jak and Daxter franchise with Jak X: Combat Racing, introducing head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

'Psychonauts' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has released a demo for Double Fine's long in development action/adventure Psychonauts. In this demo you play as the Psychonaut-in-training Raz, who is just beginning training at Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. Explore the campgrounds and meet your fellow eclectic campers before you journey into Coach Oleander's mental battlefield to test your Psycho-wits and abilities (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) Coming This Fall - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Far Cry Instincts will ship for consoles in September 2005. Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. A hands-on demo of Far Cry Instincts will be present at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) May 18th - May 20th in Los Angeles, California.